Great Performances

Highlights: Fire Shut Up In My Bones

Clip: Season 49 Episode 21 | 3m | Video has closed captioning.

Grammy-winning jazz musician and composer Terence Blanchard’s adaptation of Charles M. Blow’s memoir marks the Met’s first performance of an opera by a Black composer and its first production back in its theater following the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown. Featuring a libretto by filmmaker Kasi Lemmons, the opera tells the story of a young man’s journey to overcome a life of trauma and hardship.

Aired: 04/01/22

Rating: NR

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